What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | September 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'Revolution' (NBC)

Monday September 17:

Bones‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Having been accused of murder, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is on the run from the FBI, with help from her father Max (guest star Ryan O’Neal). Booth and the Jeffersonian team are convinced evil tech genius Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds) has manipulated key evidence in the case to pinpoint Brennan as the prime suspect.

The Mob Doctor‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro), a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. In this fast-paced medical drama, Dr. Devlin is faced with the intense demands of being a surgeon and working “off book” for the mafia men she once despised. As she tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds, the former head of the Southside mob, Constantine Alexander (William Forsythe), stands by her, while her boss at Roosevelt Medical and Chief of Surgery, Dr. Stafford White (Zeljko Ivanek), and her blue-blooded boyfriend (Zach Gilford) remain unaware of her “other” life, and the moral dilemma in which she finds herself

Revolution‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and ‘Supernatural’s’ Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever.

Tuesday September 18:

So You Think You Can Dance‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Season Finale** Record Now

The votes have been tallied, and the moment America has been waiting for is finally here! Find out tonight which two dancers have been chosen as America’s Favorite Dancers on the “Winners Chosen” season finale episode.

White Collar‘ (9pm on USA) **Summer Finale** Record Now

An FBI conference is targeted by a thief, who has a plan to steal something extremely valuable in the summer finale.

Hot Set‘ (10pm on Syfy) **Series Premiere** Record Now

From the producers of Face Off, Hot Set is an extreme set design competition for Hollywood production designers hosted by Ben Mankiewicz. Each week, two designers and their teams will be challenged to build incredible blockbuster sets inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, horror, adventure, and more. The contestants will reveal their completed sets and edited film scenes to a panel of judges who are leaders in feature film production design.

Wednesday September 19:

Survivor: Philippines‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The 25th season begins with 18 castaways being stranded on the Caramoan Islands in the Philippines and being divided into three tribes.

The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons‘ (10pm on MTV) **Season Premiere** Record Now

‘The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons,’ hosted by TJ Lavin, takes place in Bodrum, Turkey and will bring together fan-favorites from seven of the most memorable ‘Real World’ seasons—Austin, Brooklyn, both Las Vegas seasons (combined into one team), Cancun, New Orleans, San Diego and St. Thomas.  With so many different personalities, relationships and egos involved, this season is bursting at the seams with conflict. To start, multiple new romances threaten to rip teams apart and ruin alliances, not to mention the drama of the old relationships. Which team will win the $250,000 grand prize, the biggest jackpot ever on the series?

Royal Pains‘ (9pm on USA) **Season Finale** Record Now

In the fourth season finale, Hank comes to some conclusions about his life while treating a volleyball player with strange symptoms.

Big Brother‘ (9:30pm ET on CBS) **Season Finale** Record Now

Find out which HouseGuest takes home the $500,000 grand prize.

Thursday September 20:

Wipeout‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Finale** Record Now

r the first time ever, we celebrate our nation’s teachers in front of a live audience full of students in a very special Back-to-School episode of  ‘Wipeout.’ Twenty-four overachieving players will have a spitball fight aboard the “Cruel Bus” on their way to the “Wipeout Skate Park” in this week’s Qualifier.

Up All Night‘ (8:30pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Reagan and Ava’s friendship is tested following the news of the show’s cancellation. Meanwhile, Reagan hires her brother Scott (Luka Jones) to help remodel their bathroom, and Chris decides to re-enter the working world.

The Office‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Jim and Dwight are thrown off balance by the arrival of two young employees (Clark Duke and Jake Lacy) that the others dub “the new Jim” and “Dwight, Jr.” Andy comes back from Outward Bound leadership training with a desire for vengeance on Nellie. Will Oscar adopt Angela’s cat? Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) saves a turtle.

Parks & Recreation‘ (9:30pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Leslie and Andy visit Ben and April at their new jobs in Washington D.C., and Leslie feels overwhelmed by the city — especially after meeting two of her idols (Senators Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe). Meanwhile, Ron throws a “thank you” barbeque for the entire Parks and Recreation staff.

Awkward‘ (10:30pm on MTV) **Season Finale** Record Now

Jenna fictionalizes her blog in an attempt to change her fate in the Season 2 finale.

Friday September 21:

Haven‘ (10pm on Syfy) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season three picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill “troubled” citizens of Haven.

Sunday September 23:

The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Season Finale** Record Now

In the fourth season finale, Melissa faces her past and the ladies scrutinize Teresa’s involvement in “Stripper Gate.”

Treme‘ (10pm on HBO) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The third season begins in the fall of 2007, as the neighborhood is shocked by police officers’ response to a brass-band procession for a fallen musician.